Porsche plans to roll out its first fully electric vehicle, the Mission E, by 2020.
It seems like Tesla could be getting serious competition sooner than anyone else expected. Porsche, a subsidiary of Volkswagen, plans to sell about 20,000 models of its Mission E a year, Business Insider reports.
Also, the company plans to hire 1,400 people to work on Mission E, according to a Reuters report. Porsche revealed that the car will have a range of more than 250 miles and include a number of innovative technologies.
Although it is not yet revealed what high-tech features will Mission E have, here are some of the coolest features that could end up in the production version.
- Mission E is completely powered by advanced lithium-ion battery technology
- The all-wheel-drive Mission E packs the equivalent of 600 horsepower with two motors
- Inductive charging technology enables a unique car charging. In order to charge the car, simply drive over a charging base plate in a garage and the battery automatically starts repowering
- Battery can also be charged at a conventional charging station or at home via a cable
- In 15 minutes, the car can charge up to 80%, giving it a range of 250 miles
- Full charge can drive up to 310 miles
- The Concept Mission E can reach a top speed of 150 miles per hour. It can go from 0 to 62 miles per hours in just 3.5 seconds.
- It features four seats and four doors that open in an entirely new way:
- It doesn’t have exterior mirrors. Instead, it has cameras that capture what is around the car and display it on the lower corner of the windshield.